In this Question of the Month a student ask: A student asks: Do I have a "trapped nerve"? I give my answer and put the question into context. There seems to be an assumption that it is a trapped nerve.
In this Question of the Month a student asks: "How much muscular engagement do we need in yoga?" It's a tricky question. Depending on the style of yoga, they may ask for different amounts. The question goes deeper though...
This month's muscle of the month is the Levator Scapulae! It can definitely be a real "pain in the neck" if it gets pissed off. As usual get a concise look at this muscle, it's attachments, function, and dysfunction.
In Part 7 of the Sun Salutation Series we move from chaturanga dandasana to upward facing dog. Sometimes it's the most common and simplest of instructions that cause the most problems. Here we cover some common compensations in upward facing dog.
This month's muscle of the month is the Brachialis Muscle. As usual we break down the muscle, what the name means, where it attaches, what actions it does, and where we see it contracting or lengthening in our yoga practice.
This month's muscle of the month is the Biceps Brachii Muscle. As usual we break down the muscle, what the name means, where it attaches, what actions it does, and where we see it contracting or lengthening in our yoga practice.
In this question of the month a student asked about Labral Tears for her existing population of students. Labral tears have been on the rise in the yoga community and there are a few factors we should keep in mind.
In part 6 of the Sun Salutation series we take a closer look at the landing and lowering down into chaturanga dandasana after jumping or stepping back. As usual, we want to set up patterns that help us evolve in our practice.
Now that we have established some hand foundation in Part 4 of this sun salutation series, let me say something really obvious. If you don’t pour all of the weight into your hands before you try to jump back, it’s going to be difficult to get your feet off the floor. It will literally